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Benbe 01-30-2011 09:02 AM

Bad cropping in the white
 
Hi,

I received a Bad cropping reject on this photo. I'm a real loser on cropping for RP, so I'd like to ask for your advice how this should best be cropped.

Here's the rejected photo:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=422564024

And here is one with a wider crop:
http://www.benbe.hu/gallery/korai-bu...oframe_hun.php

Thank you!
Benbe

Watain 01-30-2011 09:11 AM

I like the shot, but there is too much dead space on the right hand side of the image, also might want to trim some of the sky as well.

JimThias 01-30-2011 12:45 PM

Too much sky which includes a big dust spot that needs to be cloned out.

Joe the Photog 01-30-2011 01:42 PM

Way too much sky and too much room on the right side of the frame. If you have a frame where the train has moved down the tree line a little, that would be the way to go.

bigbassloyd 01-30-2011 02:26 PM

Good luck on the edits. It's a neat shot.

Loyd L.

EMTRailfan 01-30-2011 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benbe (Post 130259)
Hi,

I received a Bad cropping reject on this photo. I'm a real loser on cropping for RP, so I'd like to ask for your advice how this should best be cropped.

Here's the rejected photo:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=422564024

And here is one with a wider crop:
http://www.benbe.hu/gallery/korai-bu...oframe_hun.php

Thank you!
Benbe

As much as RP likes clear blue skies for lighting, they don't like seeing a lot of it in our photos. Too much plain, solid blue. The only way that much sky works is with big cotton ball clouds (with good lighting on subject), or trees, buildings, etc. helping to eliminate the mass of plain sky.

troy12n 01-30-2011 04:56 PM

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http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...1&d=1296410988

Joe the Photog 01-30-2011 07:38 PM

No, Troy. Still way too much sky and space in front of the train. If he has a shot with that much space behind the train, great. Try that.

Benbe 02-02-2011 06:34 PM

Thank you for the many responses. I'm glad you generally liked the image. I see that the driver should have given the plus gas a few metres forward for optimal composition!

I hope I can get it right now.

Benbe 02-10-2011 07:55 AM

Hi,

Thank you for your help. Another frame, one without the smoke that made the shot unique, but had a better train position relative to the trees was finally accepted to the gallery.


http://www.railpictures.net/images/d...6933333.tb.jpg

coborn35 02-10-2011 02:44 PM

Thats too bad. The smoke really made the shot, for me.

JRMDC 02-10-2011 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 131337)
Thats too bad. The smoke really made the shot, for me.

Maybe true, but color and hoar frost, I would love to have taken that shot!

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